Images as catalysts for meaning-making in medical pain encounters: a multidisciplinary analysis
Deborah Padfield, Helen Omand, Elena Semino, Amanda C de C Williams, Joanna M Zakrzewska
The challenge for those treating or witnessing pain is to find a way of crossing the chasm of meaning between them and the person living with pain. This paper proposes that images
Lots and lots to read this month, starting with an article by our In the Journals contributor Julia Kowalski in Political and Legal Anthropology Review:
Bureaucratizing Sensitivity: Documents and Expertise in North Indian Antiviolence Counseling
Following transnational legal standards, India’s antidomestic violence legislation is designed to sensitize the state to gendered violence by appointing nongovernmental organizations to help
Part I can be found here.
Social Science & Medicine
Where the lay and the technical meet: Using an anthropology of interfaces to explain persistent reproductive health disparities in West Africa
Yannick Jaffré, Siri Suh
Despite impressive global investment in reproductive health programs in West Africa, maternal mortality remains unacceptably high and obstetric care is often inadequate. Fertility is among
Following Anna’s post on current special issues, here are abstracts from this month’s journal outputs.
Skill and masculinity in Olympic weightlifting: Training cues and cultivated craziness in Georgia
At the Georgian Weightlifting Federation in Tbilisi, Georgia, a mainstay of coaching is the training cue, a shouted word or phrase that coaches use to prompt weightlifters to
This month’s reading list, part I
The 2015 Refugee Crisis in Europe: Forum
Representing the “European refugee crisis” in Germany and beyond: Deservingness and difference, life and death
Seth M. Holmes, Heide Castaneda
The European refugee crisis has gained worldwide attention with daily media coverage both in and outside Germany. Representations of refugees in media and political discourse
Find the first half of December’s post here.
New Genetics and Society
Beyond and within public engagement: a broadened approach to engagement in biobanking
Jose A. Cañada, Aaro Tupasela, Karoliina Snell
Social studies on biobanking have traditionally focused on public engagement, that is, engagement with donors, patients and the general public as an important factor of sustainability. In this